Cigna, Scripps Health Ink Alliance

Cigna, a health services company, said Wednesday that it has partnered with Scripps Health to offer employers in and around San Diego integrated health care products designed to improve access, quality and affordability.

Effective April 1, 2017, Scripps and Cigna will jointly offer HMO health plans branded as Scripps Select HMO to employers with at least 100 employees. Employers can choose a fully-insured plan, or they can opt for other funding arrangements.

The alliance agreement includes pay-for-value incentives that encourage quality care and appropriate use of resources. The ultimate goal is to improve health outcomes and provide sustained affordability and value for employers and their employees.

By Bryan Smith